Springfield schools secretary alleges age discrimination

3 years 8 months 3 days ago Saturday, June 18 2016 Jun 18, 2016 Saturday, June 18, 2016 11:27:00 AM CDT June 18, 2016 in Continuous News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A Springfield Public Schools secretary has filed a lawsuit accusing the school district of age discrimination.

Sixty-year-old Lynn Neff alleges in the lawsuit that the district tried to fire her because it "wanted younger employees working for SPS." The Springfield News-Leader reports Neff works as a secretary in the district's curriculum department.

Springfield Public Schools spokeswoman Teresa Bledsoe says the district denies the allegations.

The lawsuit seeks attorney fees and unspecified punitive damages for "pain, suffering, humiliation and deprivation of rights." It also asks for a court order to stop the alleged discrimination.

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